We want to stop the postal plebiscite and we need your help. We have politicians we need to see, a video to share (the photo is a sneaky preview!) and some other ideas ready to go - we just need your donation to help us get there!
Imagine a ballot paper actually arriving in your letterbox. Imagine your child's kinder teacher or school teacher, maybe their coach and every single one of your neighbours receiving a ballot paper asking whether they think people in same-sex relationships should be able to marry the person they love. Imagine the people in your children's lives, or your own workmates, extended family, anyone in your life or the lives of any LGBTIQ people you know, sitting at their kitchen table with a cup of tea, and thinking about how to vote. Imagine having to explain those " Children deserve a mother and a father" posters we know some anti-marriage equality campaigners will post in our communitites.
We want to send three of our rainbow families advocates to Canberra next week - Felicity Marlowe, Jacqui Tomlins and Sam Walsh. Each of them have decades of advocacy experience campaigning for our families - Felicity, who coordinated the successful Love Makes A Family and Adoption Equality campaigns leading to legal reforms for our families in Victoria, Jac who, with her wife Sarah, are one of the two couples who married in Canada pre-2004 , leading to a High Court challenge and the 2004 Marriage Act ammendments and who have fought for marriage equality ever since, and Sam, who has been involved in advocating for our rainbow families since she began co-facilitating Prospective Lesbian Parents in 1997.
It has become clear that next Tuesday 8 August will be a crucial day in the whole marriage equality campaign with the Liberals and National Party members meeting early on Tuesday morning. We want to be there on the ground in Parliament House - with rainbow families from Canberra - to say loudly and proudly "NO POSTAL PLEBISCITE!"
Thank you for your support - when we work togther we win.
with love and rainbows
Rainbow Families Victoria
- Cristina Charlton
- David Thorburn
- Phil and Vyv Ripper Stranieri
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